The Cincinnati Bengals already have had a taste of postseason success and this year they want even more. Bookmakers like their odds, just look at the Bengals playoff chances, which puts Cincinnati in the upper echelon of teams in terms on expectations to make the postseason.
With Ohio sports betting launching today, bettors will have the opportunity on Monday night to wager on their hometown heroes for the first time ever as the AFC East Division-leading Buffalo Bills (12-3) will visit the AFC North Division-leading Bengals (11-4) in a possible future playoff matchup (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.).
At Caesars Sportsbook Ohio, Monday’s matchup is very close with the Bills as a 1-point and -115 moneyline favorite as of Saturday night. The Bengals are -105 on the moneyline with the game’s over/under point total at 49.5.
The Bengals can clinch the AFC North Division title with a win plus a Baltimore Ravens loss or tie (at home to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night) or a Bengals tie plus a Baltimore loss. A loss would make the Bengals’ last game really important: at home against Baltimore on Jan. 8 (1 p.m.).
If the regular season ended today, the Los Angeles Chargers would travel to Cincinnati in the wild card round. Look for a Caesars Ohio promo code, as well as those from other sportsbooks, when you are considering a bet.
Bengals Peaking At Right Time
Since Nov. 6, the Bengals have won seven in a row, the longest current win streak in the AFC. They solidified themselves as contenders for the second consecutive year, after getting a taste in last year’s Super Bowl, a 23-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, played on the Rams’ home field at SoFi Stadium.
The Bengals odds to win the Super Bowl have shortened significantly during the streak but Cincinnati has been impressive, so that shouldn't be much of a surprise.
The team's streak includes wins over the Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans, all teams they might meet in the playoffs. Of course, none of this would have been possible with the leadership, poise and winning attitude of Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, now near the end of his third NFL regular season.
Burrow has completed 69% of his passes (109.8 quarterback rating) for 4,260 yards, 34 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also has been sacked 39 times.
With all his recent success, Burrow is the second favorite at Caesars Sportsbook and other Ohio sports betting apps to take home regular season MVP honors at +600, with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (who Burrow has already defeated this season) the favorite at -550. Bills quarterback Josh Allen is listed as the fourth favorite at +1000.
The Bengals are currently -240 (favorite) to win the AFC North at Caesars, +380 (third favorite) to win AFC and +700 (fifth favorite) to win their first Super Bowl title in what would be their fourth appearance.
Building on its success from last season, Who Dey could be No More come February. Follow the Bengals at BetOhio.com, where you also will find Ohio sportsbook promos.